This summer has been one of my favorites, if not my favorite. Despite Adam working a lot, the boys and I have enjoyed swimming most days (probably 6 days a week?) and play dates and the YMCA and popsicles. You know, summer stuff. We stay up much later and shift our schedules. My heart is happy seeing my boys play more and more together but I will say that those moments are "balanced" (ahem) by a fair amount of fighting and frustration. Elliot has learned to say NO to Henry and sometimes to wallop him on the side of his head. In other words, he has learned to stand up for himself and fight back and that has made life interesting. Eventful. (Also, Elliot has learned to just get all up in Henry's grill quite often too...it's not just a one-way street). However, even with said sibling delights, this has been a glorious summer and there are some things that I definitely want to remember.
Henry is 3 years old. He adores friends and is good at sharing (except for with brother). Henry really likes to play pretend games with me or Adam or his buds. For example, pretending to be a cat or hiding from monsters or he likes to rescue us as he's a fireman. He has developed a deep love for swimming this summer and has gotten really good at it. He can swim across Meema and Dude's pool without any assistance. Henry still has a major passion for tractors and pretend plays with his cars, trucks, and trains quite often. I see a tender little heart in Henry and he really has a very sweet nature. However, he is three and doesn't always handle his frustrations well. When Henry was two, we simply worked on discipline for behavioral issues. Now, there are attitude issues that come up with whining or having a bad attitude when things don't go his way. However, I see sweetness and obedience at some points every day with him and that helps encourage me during some 3-year-old moments.
Ok, just wanted to type out what I was thinking about my boys on this day. More later, hopefully, as I don't want to forget but am so prone to doing so. Also, didn't mean to include two photographs with Adam's shirt off but hey, they were the most recent pictures off of my phone and it was a matter of convenience, although I think that he is very handsome, as well. Over and out.
P.P.S. (hee-hee, pp). Anywhoos, I am still pregnant: 17 weeks and 1 day. Won't find out the gender until August something or another. All is well. More on that front later.